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Coming Ban-the-Bomb Treaty Promises a Historic Leap Forward

Toward A Nuclear Free World | IDN-InDepthNews
June 1, 2017
By Daryl G. Kimball

Nearly five decades ago, the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) established the requirement that states-parties pursue “effective measures” to end the nuclear arms race and to achieve nuclear disarmament. The United States and Russia have reduced their Cold War stockpiles and verifiably banned nuclear explosive testing. But some 15,000 weapons remain, additional nuclear-armed states have emerged, and the risk of nuclear weapons use is rising.
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